Friday, October 21, 2016

Konichiwa!


Late post today. These 11-12 hour workdays gotta stop.

Anyway, the title means hello or good day in Japanese. The St. Louis Art Museum has a special exhibition going on called Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan. I think the beginning of the title is a pun. It's about art, propaganda and illustration during Japan's military conflicts from the 19th Century to World War II.

The museum held an event recently with Japanese-themed activities. These women are preparing for a folk dancing demonstration. I thought it was a bit staid but those gorgeous kimonos and the crimson obis with a dash of yellow at the back were stunning.             



3 comments:

William Kendall said...

Remarkable attire, Bob.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very photogenic.

bill burke said...

Nice shot! You captured the beauty of the kimonos.